Bird Control


Birds, like all animals, are a necessary and beautiful part of nature and the ecosystem. They feed on insects, worms, fish, rodents, and other animals. This predation helps to control the populations of these prey animals, so they do not become too numerous and a natural balance is maintained. Many bird species are protected by law and specific bird control methods need to be used to be legal.

Nuisance Birds and Damages

Different species of birds have various habits or behaviors that will result in damage to buildings, properties, and other property. For example, woodpeckers can peck holes in various building materials or trees that can damage these things on a property. Depending on the bird, time of year, and the location of the property birds can; eat crops, roost around people, contaminate food or water, deposit urine and droppings that can cause odors, create a lot of noise, or die and require removal.

One of the biggest issues they can cause is by spreading diseases. Their droppings can carry diseases that can be transmitted to people. They also carry various parasites like fleas, lice, and ticks that can also cause a lot of different diseases as well. The most common birds to cause issues for people are pigeons, sparrows, and starlings. These birds are common in areas where people live, work and gather, from the city to rural areas.

Control and Removal

Birds are difficult animals to remove from a property because their usual nesting sites are high up and their ability to fly makes them difficult to catch. The best way to keep them away is to limit or deny them available places to land and nest in. They are going to roost and nest in areas like roofs, chimneys, garages, vents, and soffits. This removal will also require repair of damaged areas of a building and relocation of the birds. There are going to be birds that need to be immediately removed, but long-term success is the ultimate goal. This success is achieved through exclusion once the birds are removed and no longer a problem.

Bird Exclusion

In order to keep them from returning, there may be a multi-faceted approach that is necessary. The methods for exclusion will depend on the area that they are inhabiting and the species of bird that is the problem. Habitat modifications are one thing that professional pest control agents will suggest. These modifications will include things like bird netting so that they have no way to land and nest, bird slides to keep them off of ledges, and chimney caps to keep them from getting into a home.

Relocation is another option for bird exclusion. This process will require the expertise of a professional because the proper tools and knowledge are going to be required to be successful. Relocation will require moving food sources, nests, and the actual birds themselves. When dealing with a bird issue, calling in a professional is the best course of action. Because birds are a difficult pest to deal with, specific experience and training are necessary in order to complete a successful removal and exclusion.

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New Franklin, OH
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